Under the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (42 USC 5165), a mitigation plan is required for the City of Slidell to qualify for Federal mitigation funds. On September 8, 2020, the City of Slidell adopted the 2020 St. Tammany Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, which includes mitigation actions intended to reduce the City’s risks from hazards.

The City’s 2023 Annual Update of Hazard Mitigation Plan is just one part of Slidell’s Community Rating System recertification process; this required annual update report highlights our progress in implementing the City’s mitigation actions. All of our City departments and staff have been working together to make Slidell a more resilient and safer place for our residents to live and for our businesses to thrive. This hard work has paid off with a Community Rating System score of 6 and that score has resulted in lowered flood insurance costs for property owners throughout the city.

For ongoing credit under the Community Rating System, the annual update is being presented to the Slidell City Council on Tuesday, July 25 and made available to the public in the City of Slidell Planning Department at 250 Bouscaren Street in Suite 203 or on the City of Slidell’s Hazard Mitigation web page at http://myslidell.com/planning/#tab-id-5.

For more information, please contact the Slidell Planning Department by email planningdept@cityofslidell.org, or call (985) 646-4320.